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in the record as saying nothing in this treaty will require any initiative by the united states to change a law or reduce any capacity of our courts to uphold the constitution of the united states. and i think he did an important service in his comments with respect to to that. our fight is not over, we have some work to do in the next days and i look forward to working with him on that. mr. lugar: i join the chairman in thanking john mccain for his testimony, his courage, his eloquence, his mention of those on our side of the aisle historically who have fought for the disabled. that's a very important fact today, and his presence, his strength, and determination were very inspiring. we appreciate so much his testimony. mr. kerry: mr. president, i suggest -- the presiding officer: the senator from massachusetts. mr. kerry: i suggest the absence of a quorum and ask that time be charge against both sides. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. durbin: mr. president? the presiding officer: senator from illinois, the assistant leader. mr. durbin: i ask that the quorum
not the sole spokesperson certainly those policies of welfare reform law and order they have been demagogue when nixon says law-and-order we know what he talks about. those were reagan and bush and rudy guiliani bless his soul tens of thousands of black lives were saved when will fare was one of the reform to blacks of lives were saved in a different way law-and-order was so saved and bill clinton took credit for both. [laughter] and we have 12 years of paradise where i describe the many wonderful things that happened. people are not walking on eggshells is a more. people had to be worried you would innocently say a word then you would ruin your career, you'd be hated by all of humankind. that was after over at o.j.. changes are subtle but it was wonderful for race relations in america. and happened along time ago then comes the most liberal candidate as barack obama it is the two for. a liberal president and his critics by:the reese's. and now with the bombing it comes back. we're walking on eight shells. although not very delicately [laughter] hence my introduction of. [laughter] i am goi
. the ability to customize the learning expect in a powerful way. that requires changes in law. in many states now are embracing elements of what is a digital learning revolution. in doing so i think it will accelerate learning in ways that will create gaps, we will see these gaps begin to narrow and it will create real opportunities for continuous improvement and advancement. the final thing i'm going to chile, to talk to you about is about another book. and that's a book being a texan by birth and flirting and by choice, i still have a little texas heritage in me. and i love that carroll books on lyndon johnson to lyndon johnson was a larger-than-life character. is not going to go down in history, all the stories will not say was one of the great presidents of our time. but if you read the third volume of his book, which is an extraordinary example of leadership, and he posted today, it does give you hope that with proper admitted leadership, capitol in washington, we can begin to solve problems. caro tells us about how johnson was vice president of the most powerful guy in the world in wash
, employers can't skirt labor laws said they have to pay fair wages and abide the rules. immigration reform is the right thing to do as well as the economically smart thing to do. children should not have to live in fear of their parents deportation every day of their lives and some of the hardest working and most honorable people in our society should not have to be subject to exploitation and harassment. finally, i would just like to say that i'm truly appreciative of the support we have received from the urban league and other african-american leaders on this issue. i know that there've been tensions in the past, but i believe like the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. that when we have this tensions we have to embrace them so we can get past them. this is our time to come together, break issues down. let's get a solution on this issue because i know when we come together we can figure this out. i had the privilege of march and most recently this year in the annual march from selma mike on my end for us to montgomery and alabama it was an incredible feeling. there i was with congressma
of law. the agreement and the private market competition it launched help spur in the years that followed trillions of dollars in new investment, in infrastructure, in telecommunications around the world, and help spur a huge certainly unprecedented wave of worldwide telecommunication technology innovation, mobile and internet. global access to communications service rose in the years following that agreement, especially for mobile services in developing countries that took the opportunity to leapfrog past wired networks. between 2001-2011, mobile phone adoption increased globally from 15% to 86%, one decade. from roughly 900 million people around the world having basic mobile service to 6 billion, in a decade. now, the u.s. benefit from this global growth, u.s. export in information and communication technology services quadrupled over that decade. and as a global market continues to grow as we get those new metrics that i described, mobile broadband access went from one to 5 billion, the u.s. economy will continue to benefit. but given his history and the fortune seat as a junior staffe
to harvard law school and at the origin of one of his brothers immigrated out west to the illinois to clean up where the mining industry was in its heyday. he arrived after about a month's journey by ship, by stagecoach, by train, arrived in a steamboat in this muddy mining town, bordered himself and a log cabin, and slowly worked his way up and became a very successful lawyer and got involved politically, ran for congress, served eight terms and befriended abraham lincoln and ulysses s. grant and as they rose, washburn stayed with them as a colleague during the civil war and after grant was elected president initially appointed washburn secretary of state and washburn became very ill, after ten days he submitted his resignation to president grant show grant regretfully had his resignation and he regained his health which was always very fragile and grant the then offered him the position as minister of france, ambassador of france. >> michael hill on washburn, minister to france in the 1870 franco prussian war, and the only power of the state providing political and humanitarian support. q
the time he left honolulu at age 18 to go to college, until the time he went to harvard law school, nine years, intensely tried to resolve the contradictions life threw at him in the way every teenager searches for identity. >> heƱhr had more things to rese than you and me. >> he was an integrated personality that gave him the confidence to get to the white house and got him in trouble in the white house, and john could document because he came into this thinking, well, if i resolve the contradictions life threw at me, why can't congress and the rest of the world? that gave him a sense of exceptionalism and a bit of naivety. i'm not saying he's completely naive, but that hurt him in the first period. >> only really in 2011, i mean, in 2009 and 2010, i think that the record is under estimated by people, and that he was -- >> certainly -- >> in some ways using a kind of what the princeton historian fred called the hidden hand of the presidency. why didn't he, you know, propose a health care bill and drop it on the steps of congress and say pass this, you know? he had the votes to do it. t
of whether the duck stamp tax should be set by law by congress or given to the member of the present staff to set at whatever level he wants was discussed. and senator boxer agreed with those who shared the view that we shouldn't be delegating the power to an unelected cabinet person to set taxes in the united states of america. you can set duck stamp under this bill at any level he wants to set it at. that's not good. this is constitutional. i really feel strongly about it. congress must never cede its power to tax to a single person not even accountable or any other entity; u.n. or any other entity. the constitution gives congress the power to tax and only the congress the power to tax. that could easily be fixed. not a problem there. it's always been argued that the point of order is only technical. don't worry about this point of order. it's only technical because the new spending in it is paid for. how? by tax increases. so the budget control act drafted, as you know, 18, 15 months ago and the budget laws of this senate understand this argument. this is not a new argument. they knew t
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